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Alphabet >
Letter S > S is for Snake

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Reptiles >
Snakes

Art Appreciation | Visual Arts
*Lines 
*Watercolor and Crayon resist

Holidays and Events >
*Jan. or Feb.Chinese New Year
*June > Zoo and Aquarium Month
*Oct. 21st > Reptile Awareness Day
*Dec. 27th > Visit the Zoo Day


 

Ages: 2 to 6 years old |  Preschool and Kindergarten
This is activity is a lot of fun after introducing the topic of reptiles and snakes and to reinforce letter S.   

Activities > Art Appreciation | Visual Arts > Lines
Crayon Resist and Watercolor Technique


Print Letter S Snake coloring page.  

Make a presentation of how the snake resembles letter S.  Demonstrate how letter S is written in one continuous stroke.

Encourage children to first trace with their finger as if they were writing letter S inside the snake image.  

Find the letter S's: Ask children to circle or fill the printed letter S's in the coloring page (not the snake image).  Count how many letter S's were found.

Art Appreciation | Visual Arts > Lines
Visit this short presentation about lines
Have children select a favorite color of crayon.  Encourage children to make line designs inside the snake image. Talk about lines and make a demonstration of straight, curved, wavy, zigzag, broken, dashes and dotted, thin, thick lines, etc.  Ask children what kind of line was used to draw the snake image.

After children have made line designs on the snake they will paint the image with watercolor, diluted tempera paints or finger paints.  Use brushes, or sponges, cotton balls for younger children.  This technique produces a really neat effect, since the crayon will not run and the water color will stay within the crayon markings.  When it is dry its even prettier! 

Letter S Snake
crayons 
watercolors or diluted tempera paints, finger paints. 
* paint brushes
Optional:  

* For young  children you may want to use, cotton balls or sponge for painting or just finger painting.

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